Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– The Legacy of Basque Arborglyphs: For decades, anthropologists have combed the red rock landscape of the Southwest for petroglyphs, the prehistoric scrawlings of American Indians. Now researchers in the Northwest are beginning to discover a trove of arborglyphs: 19th- and 20th-century tree carvings tattooed on the bark of aspens and cedars by Basque sheepherders.
– Travelouge, Mesa Verde: Mesa Verde has always been unique in the park system. This is the first and only park created for the protection and preservation of archaeological resources. It is the only World Heritage Site in Colorado. Conde Nast Traveler chose it as the top historic monument in the world, and National Geographic Traveler chose it as one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime – the World’s 50 Greatest Destinations,” in a class with the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China and the Giza Pyramids.
http://tinyurl.com/p9kl2 – the Pioneer Press
– Visiting the Stacks at the Albuquerque Historical Society:Deb Slaney, history curator for the Albuquerque Museum, is taking me on a tour through the museum’s crammed but well-ordered storage area, past bins and shelves packed with the accumulated culture of a city. This was a year ago, although it hardly seems to me that it can have been that long. I remember thinking it was like walking through Albuquerque’s attic. I was seeing parts of the museum’s collection that may never have been on exhibit.
http://tinyurl.com/rey4v – Albuquerque Tribune
– Build Your Own Kite-Based Aerial Photography Rig: This weekend I explore the world of photography from a kite’s point of view. My inspiration was the instructions from Make Volume 1 available in both the print and digital magazines. You can download these instructions as a PDF. (Thanks to Brian Kenny!)
http://tinyurl.com/m9ll4 – Make Magazine